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Testing Closer to Home

How to request an SAT® test center

Students who live more than 75 miles (120 kilometers) from the nearest test center can request that the SAT® Program try to open a test center closer to their homes. Students will be notified of whether or not their requests can be fulfilled.

Restrictions of testing closer to home

Requests to open a test center closer to home:

  • Must be made in writing, with a paper Registration Form
  • Can be made by international testers only for November through May test dates (not available for October or June)
  • Cannot be made for late registration
  • Are not an option for testers in India or Pakistan

Registering for testing closer to home

To request testing closer to home, students need to:

  • Register for the test using the paper Registration Form
  • Enter the number 02000 for test center on the Registration Form and leave the second choice blank
  • Include a letter describing the situation with the completed Registration Form
  • Mail their registration:

Students will receive an Admission Ticket showing the test center assignment several weeks before the test.

Customized Entry Pages

Related Materials

Go to the SAT Downloads and Materials Ordering page to view and print these and other related materials:

  • The Paper Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests
  • This Is Your SAT
  • SAT Program Student Brochure, U.S. edition
  • SAT Program Student Brochure, International edition
  • SAT Code List, U.S. version
  • SAT Code List, International version
  • Counselor's Guide to SAT Program Fee Waivers

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